This programme provides both basic training in preparation for higher degrees by research (MPhil or PhD), and vocational training for careers in the financial services sectors of industry and government, particularly banking and central banking.
It provides training in banking, finance and research methods whilst allowing continued specialisation in either microeconomics or macroeconomics.
This enables you to develop sophistication in areas of economics, banking and finance that suit you best. A very wide choice of options is available.
All of our modules are underpinned by the latest research and best practice, having been designed to equip you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge across a number of areas, including banking, finance and research methods. You will also benefit from the insights of a range of expert guest speakers.
The range of optional modules on the programme will enable you to specialise in areas of economics, banking and finance that best suit your career ambitions and interests.
Optional modules (choose one)
Optional modules (choose one)
Students satisfy the research requirement by examined participation in research seminars. Subject to special conditions, students may submit a dissertation instead.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
We ask for an upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a quantitative element. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. Examples of eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, finance, business and management.
No work experience is required.
Triple accredited business school (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS)
The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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